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Personnel

John E. Morrison, Jr.
Professor
Conservation-agricultur. machine systems

Dennis R. West
Professor
Plant breeding

Christopher Shields (Chris) Walker
Research Technician III
Corn/Soybeans

Groups and Facilities


4 mentions

UT Crops 
Statewide trials and management of corn, cotton, soybean, and small grains.



1 mention

Milan No-Till 
For more than 20 years, our Milan center has led the world in no-till research.



1 mention

Bio-Based Energy Analysis 
A potential win for energy, agriculture, and the environment.



1 mention

Sun Grant BioWeb 
Providing current info to use biomass resources for bioenergy and bioproducts.


 

News

Corn Irrigation in West Tennessee, 9/28/2015

Video


8 mentions

Sweet corn 
UT AgResearchers applied herbicides to experimental sweet corn to keep weeds away. But something unexpected happened -- they boosted the nutritional value of the corn.



4 mentions

Drought 
It's been a challenging year for Tennessee agriculture, with hot, dry weather coming at a time when crops needed better growing conditions.



4 mentions

Ag Year Preview 
Spring is almost here, and itís just about time for Tennessee farmers to plant their 2012 crops. All indications are - things are looking good for producers, following what was a good year in 2011.



2 mentions

Managing 8-inch Palmer Pigweed 
Weed control programs for late-season palmer amaranth in corn



2 mentions

Cotton Irrigation 
Cotton is hurting because of this summerís drought. UTIA researchers are studying how cotton reacts to a lack of moisture Ė and just how much water is enough for a plant to grow.



2 mentions

High Input Costs 
Food prices have been going up, but so are the production costs for farmers who grow what we eat. Farm expenses are at record highs for Tennessee row-crop producers.



2 mentions

Stinkbugs 
Insects are among the greatest threats to agriculture. Tennessee farmers have seen some pests disappear, but in the process, new ones emerged, and they are attacking fields.



2 mentions

Little River Facility 
Itís long been an issue in farming Ė how can we be productive in agriculture and still protect the environment? UT Ag-Research has a new facility dedicated to that cause.



2 mentions

No-Till Hills 
There was a time when sloped land was just about useless because of frequent soil erosion. But now, hilly terrain can be productive. 'No-tillĒ farming makes it possible.



2 mentions

Record Corn Yields 
In the future, getting the most out of our land will be critical for Tennessee agriculture and the world's food supply. That will involve increasing row crop yields through science and smart farming.



1 mention

Shackelford Orchard 
Majestic oaks stand proudly next to towering pines. Stunning beauty in a peaceful setting - but whatís going on in this still forest is a decades-long research project.



1 mention

Cotton's Comeback? 
Cotton remains a staple in southern agriculture, but in recent years the number of acres in Tennessee has dropped by a significant amount. But is 2010 the year of cotton's comeback?



1 mention

Bee Research 
Researchers at the UT Institute of Agriculture are exploring reasons behind the decline of the honeybee population, including how agricutural pesticides might affect these beneficial insects.



1 mention

Cotton Module Picker 
More and more producers are using cotton module pickers to get their crops from the field to the gin.



1 mention

Farmer Research 
There's agricultural research going on all over Tennessee, but much of it can't happen without the input of farmers. UT AgResearch works with producers to test crops and growing conditions.



1 mention

No-Till Farming's Effect on May Flood 
May flooding caused extensive damage to agricultural production in Tennessee, but experts say it could have been much worse if not for the widespread use of no-till crop production.



1 mention

Wood for Biomass 
Tennessee's vast forests might someday be used for biomass.



1 mention

Weed Progress 
Weeds are a nuisance to gardeners, but downright devastating to those who farm for a living. But now experts and farmers say the worst may be behind us.



1 mention

Biofuel 
A recent report says the U.S. could produce a billion tons of biofuel materials each year, without impacting food supplies. We are working on ways to produce biomass and alternative fuels.



1 mention

Biofuel Refinery Groundbreaking 
Many believe America must find new ways to create energy and fuel. UT recently started construction on a biorefinery to research the manufacture of biofuels from agricultural products.


 

Recent Publications

High temperature influence on limited transpiration response at elevated vapor pressure deficit in maize' Avat Shekoofa and Thomas R. Sinclair.  Shekoofa, A.  2017.  An abstract-accepted, Inter-Drought V, India Feb 21-25, 2017.

Evaluation of corn earworm, Helicoverpa zea (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae), economic injury levels in Mid-South reproductive stage soybean Adams, B. P., et al., and S. D. Stewart.  2016.  Journal of Economic Entomology.

Long-term corn yield impacts from crop rotations and bio-covers under no-tillage Ashworth, A. J., F. L. Allen, A. M. Saxton, and D. D. Tyler.  2016.  Agronomy Journal, 108(4): 1495-1502.

Broiler breeder diet enriched in n-3 fatty acids programs chicks for reduced fatness.  Beckford, R, S. Howard, S. Das, A. Tester, S. Campagna, J. Whelan, J. Wilson, M. O. Smith, and B. H. Voy.  2016.  Proceedings, Poultry Science Association, Annual Meeting, 139, Poult. Sci. 95(E-Suppl. 1).

Population structure and post-glacial expansion of Cornus florida L. (Cornaceae) - integrative evidence from phylogeography, population demographic history, and ecological niche modeling Call, A., Y. X. Sun, D. T. Thomas, P. B. Pearman, R. N. Trigiano, I. Carbone, and Q. Y. Xiang.  2016.  J. System Evol., 54(2):136-151.

Evaluation of fungicide efficacy and application timing against gray leaf spot in corn, 2015 Cochran, A. M., and H. M. Kelly.  2016.  Plant Disease Management Report.

Assessing multimetric aspects of sustainability: Application to a bioenergy crop production system in East Tennessee.  E.S. Parish, V. Dale, B. C. English, s. Jackson, and D. D. Tyler.  2016.  Ecoshere, 7(2):e01206. 10.1002/ecs2.1206.

European Corn Borer.  Hale, F. A., G. Phillips, R. Pivar, and J. F. Grant.  2016.  University of Tennessee Extension Publication, In Press.

Polymeric Products Derived from Industrial Oilseed for Paints, Coatings, and Other Applications.  Hayes, D. G., and M. J. Dumont.  2016.  Industrial Oilseed Crops, T. A. McKeon, D.G. Hayes, D. F. Hildebrand, R. J. Weselake, eds., Amsterdam, Elsevier, pp. 43-73 (Ch. 3).

W-368 2016 Corn quick facts McClure, M. A., and K. Cannon.  2016.  Extension web publication.

Effects of Cereal Rye, Hairy Vetch, and Cereal Rye + Hairy Vetch Cover Crop Combinations on Corn Growth and Development.  Montgomery, G. B., M. A. McClure, R. M. Hayes, F. R. Walker, S. A. Senseman, and L. E. Steckel.  2016.  Ph.D. Dissertation.

Evaluation of a Roller Crimper for Cereal Rye or Hairy Vetch Cover Crop Termination Prior to Corn in Tennessee.  Montgomery, G. B., M. A. McClure, R. M. Hayes, F. R. Walker, S. A. Senseman, and L. E. Steckel.  2016.  Ph.D. Dissertation.